Certificate of Residence

Have you officially resided in New York State but outside of Onondaga County in the past year?  You may be able to reduce your tuition to resident rate! 

You can do this by submitting a Certificate of Residence to the Student Accounts office. This certificate allows us to bill your home county for part of your tuition costs. Without one, you will be considered a non-resident of NY and will have to pay the non-resident (double) tuition rate for your registered courses. 

  1. You obtain a Certificate of Residence from the county of your permanent residence. You will need to complete an application and show proof of residency to your home county. Contact your county treasurer/finance office for instructions on how to apply for your Certificate of Residence.
  2. Many counties have their own Certificate of Residence Affidavit and Application form and require you to use that. If they do not require a specific form you can use the generic form below. 

    DO NOT SEND THE COMPLETED APPLICATION TO THE COLLEGE. It must be submitted to your home county; they will process the application to provide you with an approved Certificate of Residence.

  3. Once you have received your approved Certificate of Residence from your home county you can email it to the Student Accounts Office at  [email protected] or you can mail it to:

    Onondaga Community College
    Student Accounts
    4585 West Seneca Turnpike
    Syracuse, NY 13215

    We advise you to keep a copy of your Certificate of Residence for your records. 
Certificates of Residence must be submitted to the Student Accounts office NO LATER THAN 30 days from the first day of the semester. Contact your County Treasurer's Office to see if it has other restrictions or requirements. Certificates are valid for one year from the date of issuance and a new one must be submitted after the current one expires to continue receiving the resident tuition rate. Students who do not submit a Certificate of Residence within the timeframe outlined below will be charged the non-resident (double) tuition rate. 

Certificate of Residence Timeline for 2020-2021

Semester 1st Day of Classes Start Date to Obtain CR Deadline to Submit
Fall 2020 August 31, 2020 February 6, 2020  September 30, 2020
Winter 2021 January 4, 2021 February 6, 2020 February 3, 2021
Spring 2021 January 25, 2021 November 2, 2020 February 24, 2021
Summer 2021 
1st 5 Weeks
June 1, 2021 April 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

Summer 2021 
2nd 5 Weeks
July 7, 2021 May 8, 2021

August 6, 2021

Summer 2021 
10 Weeks
June 1, 2021 April 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

You can complete this form to change your residency status to in-state/in-county.